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NEWS
June 19, 2011 | By Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele
Washington is obsessed with the budget deficit. It's all that lawmakers can talk about. The hysteria is such that they can't even agree on raising the ceiling on the national debt. As for how much to cut out of the budget, some would settle on reduced spending in the billions. Others want much more. As one headline summed it up: "[House Speaker John] Boehner demands 'trillions' in spending cuts in exchange for lifting debt ceiling. " There's only one problem: Congress is wrought up over the wrong deficit.
NEWS
February 12, 2008
By Dominic Pileggi There is a lot of good happening in my hometown of Chester, the oldest city in Pennsylvania. But as Chester continues to recover from the dramatic loss of industrial and manufacturing jobs, and the loss of half its population - about 38,000 people - between 1950 and 2000, government must work with companies to plant the seeds of long-lasting revitalization in the city as it has with other older waterfront communities in Delaware County....
NEWS
April 7, 2006
PRESIDENT Bush must be going crazy trying to understand the American public. First George W. ships a lot of good jobs overseas during his administration, and the people complain that we are losing good jobs here. Then he tries to bring in and legitimize the illegal aliens already here in order to do jobs that are still here and have those jobs stay here. The people complain about that, too. What do Americans want? Mayer Krain Philadelphia
NEWS
February 4, 2010 | FATIMAH ALI
THE president finally understands that creating jobs trumps everything else on his plate, and I expect him to make some fast progress fixing the broken economy. There are far too many people underwater economically, with only a few gasps of air left. From the outset of his administration, it was obvious that getting the economy on track and putting Americans back to work should have topped President Obama's agenda. I'm still scratching my head over why he thought people without jobs would be more concerned about health insurance than working, when they're just trying to keep a roof over their heads and buy groceries.
NEWS
January 30, 2008
AGAIN, the anti-casino folks think they're winning the battle to delay the SugarHouse Casino. Residents who want this development have not only lived in Philadelphia all of their lives but many have lived in Fishtown all of their lives. We don't come from Boston or Ohio. We don't need another park or condo! We need something that will generate money and give us jobs! Donna Tomlinson, Board Member Fishtown Action
NEWS
January 13, 2012 | By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
GREER, S.C. - Facing efforts by his Republican rivals to paint him as a heartless corporate raider who preyed on struggling companies while working in private equity, Republican front-runner Mitt Romney stepped up his defense of his tenure at Bain Capital on Thursday, arguing that his goal had been to make businesses successful over the long term. Supporters of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich have promised a "strong and sustained" campaign in the Palmetto State attacking Romney's career at Bain.
NEWS
June 14, 2006 | By Peter A. Gold
Besides providing higher education in its classrooms, Rutgers University is an active partner for economic growth in New Jersey and the region. One example of that is the Rutgers-Camden Technology Campus Inc., a mixed-use business incubator that is generating the jobs, new business and innovations needed to create a diverse economic base. Currently home to 50 businesses (35 on-site and 15 virtual tenants), the incubator has netted exceptional economic development results during the last three years.
NEWS
June 20, 2003
Tell us a story that sums up your most memorable summer job experience, whether good, bad or somewhere in between. What did you learn about yourself or the working life in general? Send essays of 200 to 300 words to Voices/Jobs, The Inquirer, 800 River Rd., Conshohocken, Pa. 19428. Send e-mail to pavoices@phillynews.com or faxes to 610-313-8243. Questions? Call Kevin Ferris, Pennsylvania Voices editor, at 610-313-8202.
BUSINESS
August 3, 2004 | By Thomas J. Brady INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Xlibris Corp., a Philadelphia book publisher, has laid off about 35 customer-service workers and moved the jobs to the Philippines. By relocating the work to a country where wages are lower, the company can triple the number of people doing similar work for the company, John Feldcamp, Xlibris chief executive officer, said yesterday. The jobs here paid about $24,000 a year. In the Philippines, he said, salaries for replacement workers are about one-fifth of that. "It was an act of necessity, not of greed," he said.
NEWS
May 17, 2002 | By PATRICK B. GILLESPIE
WHEN PEOPLE ASK me why I am supporting Ed Rendell for governor, I have a one-word answer: "Jobs. " Pennsylvania needs them. Ed Rendell knows how to help create them. There are 76,000 fewer Pennsylvanians working today than there were just one year ago. Pennsylvania workers need a governor who is committed to putting people to work at good, high-wage jobs. Ed Rendell not only has a plan to do that, but he is the only candidate for governor who has a record of actually putting people back to work.
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BUSINESS
April 24, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
The nation's oldest workers are dying on the job - losing their lives at more than triple the rate of all workers. The U.S. Labor Department reported last week that 1,691 workers over age 55 died in 2014 - the highest number ever recorded for this group, and more than one in three of the 4,821 people killed on the job that year. Workers over 65 were particularly affected, with 10.7 per 100,000 workers killed on the job, compared with the all-worker injury rate of 3.4 per 100,000.
NEWS
April 22, 2016
REMEMBER Whitney White ? Probably not. Allow us to refresh your memory. White is the former Delaware River Port Authority commissioner who resigned last summer after a Daily News story delved into his bankruptcies, a so-called think tank in Northern Liberties and a network of failed corporations that had sought government contracts. Nice enough guy, White seemed, but probably not a person you want overseeing a debt-ridden public agency with a $290 million budget and a history of cronyism.
NEWS
April 18, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
A $290 million manufacturing complex is rising on a long-moribund expanse of land along the Delaware River in Camden. By next April, about 300 engineering and support staff employees of Holtec International, a company that designs and builds equipment for nuclear, solar, and conventional power plants worldwide, should be at work in new facilities just north of the Walt Whitman Bridge. Company officials say total employment at the new Holtec Technology Campus could reach 1,000 by the end of the decade, making Holtec one of the largest employers in the city.
SPORTS
April 17, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Even though several returning players established themselves last year, when Temple's football team tied a single-season school record for wins during a 10-4 campaign, coach Matt Rhule insists that at this point, very few jobs are secure. That's why the Cherry and White Game at 1 p.m. Saturday is important to so many aspiring starters or others looking to earn a key reserve role. The game will be played at Temple's practice facility, Chodoff Field at Edberg Olson Hall. Rhule concedes that P.J. Walker, entering his fourth season as the Owls' starting quarterback, will be taking the snaps again from center this season.
NEWS
April 16, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia International Airport plans a 2016 job fair Tuesday, April 19, at Temple University to fill 400 openings at the airport and the Philadelphia Police Department. More than 30 businesses, including airlines, restaurants, car-rental companies, retailers, and government agencies, will interview candidates for jobs that include customer-service representative, sales associate, bartender, server, bookkeeper, massage therapist, cosmetologist, manager, cashier, and others. Of the 400 immediate openings, 200 are for police officers employed by the Philadelphia Police Department.
NEWS
April 15, 2016
The snows of January have long since given way to the rains (and occasional snows) of April, but Pennsylvania's slow thaw hasn't eased the peculiar form of brain freeze afflicting turnpike officials. Despite having taken a very long look at the latest snowbound stranding of hundreds of motorists on the toll road they ostensibly run, they remain incapable of acknowledging their failure. In fact, an untrained reader of the turnpike agency's "after-action report" could be forgiven for thinking officials were basking in the afterglow of a stunning success - a word that appears therein more than once.
BUSINESS
April 15, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, STAFF WRITER
Floating tantalizing growth prospects, including $6.3 billion in new sales each year and 35,000 additional jobs, economic-development officials Wednesday released a three-year export plan for the Philadelphia region. "If we ask ourselves how Greater Philadelphia is going to grow, going global has to be a big part of it," the 28-page plan, "Selling to the World," states on its opening page. The full report is available at economyleague.org/exports. Prepared by the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, it was the cornerstone of Wednesday's World Class Business Growth Forum at WHYY.
NEWS
April 13, 2016
ISSUE | BURIALS Bill would hike costs As a cemetery employee, I am in danger of losing my job. Pennsylvania Senate Bill 874, which was passed in October and is before a House committee, threatens the jobs and livelihoods of hundreds of cemetery employees around the state. The bill is designed to eliminate "pre-need sales," which cemeteries offer as an option for the purchase of burial plots, vaults, and coffins while customers are alive. It is a popular, efficient, and economically sound option that funeral homes don't provide.
REAL_ESTATE
April 10, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
A couple weeks ago, I began repainting the exterior of my house. My last paint job - done in the summer and fall of 2003 - has held up extraordinarily well. It needs a bit of freshening up, though, so it's time. This, however, will be my final painting effort on the exterior of this house. I neither expect to be living in the house 13 years from now, nor do I entertain the thought of spending several hours a day on a ladder at age 79. I hope, instead, to be playing tennis and golf and playing with my grandchildren by then.
NEWS
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ISSUE | COLLEGE Internships are key College students consider internships and practical experience more important than courses or student jobs for getting prepared for the workplace, according to a Stockton University poll ("Graduates want job experience," April 1). Campus Philly, a nonprofit that helps college students discover opportunities so that they stay in the Philadelphia area after graduation, is partners with Stockton and 33 other regional colleges and universities and confirms the poll's findings.
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